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How To Build Your Network Remotely

By August 12, 2016 February 1st, 2019 No Comments

This Spring I participated in the #DreamJobSummit live webinar series hosted by SkillCrush (my session was “How To Network Your Way To Your Dream Job“) and one of the many questions I was asked was….how do you build a network remotely (to advance your career)?

Here’s my answer: One contact at a time, and by bringing who you are offline, to your interactions online.

If you’re looking to grow your work connections, focus on LinkedIn. You may also want to look at networking opportunities with the niche communities building their networks on MightyBell (SkillCrush has a group). Aim to create multiple touch-points to stay top-of-mind with the connections you make: follow them on Twitter or Instagram, connect on LinkedIn, sign-up for their newsletter or comment on their blog posts. And when the opportunity presents itself, jump on Skype or FaceTime instead of messaging or emailing and deepen your connection with that [online] face-to-face conversation.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.